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SASO History

Since its inception in 2002, the System Approach for Safety Oversight (SASO) Program Office(PO) has worked to develop and implement a comprehensive, integrated system safety approach to the oversight of all aviation entities. The Flight Standards Service (FS) Safety Assurance System (SAS), currently under development by the SASO Program Office, is the combination of people, processes, and technology that will be FS safety assurance capability.

This work has aligned with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices regarding implementing a System Safety approach for civil aviation authorities in its member states. As AFS prepares to implement the AFS SAS, it will be a step towards meeting a number of ICAO’s Safety Management standards and recommended practices.

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